New Women’s Photography Group: Our First Photo Shoot

I belong to a couple of special groups on Facebook, one of which is a group that features photos of all things Iowa. On Monday I noticed a post asking if anyone was interesting in joining a group for women to meet occasionally on photo shoots and to also provide ‘photo partners’ since, let’s face it, going it alone to pursue the hunt for great photo ops can be a little scary and even dangerous depending on where you want to venture out, whether it’s in the woods, or downtown or traveling the back roads and stopping wherever inspiration calls your name.

So I was thrilled to meet up with a small group of women last night for our first photo shoot. We met at the state capitol grounds which looks westward toward downtown Des Moines. The camaraderie was great and it was such fun to meet other like-minded women for whom photography is so much a grand passion.

Here’s one of the better outtakes from my attempt at a little night photography – still so much yet to learn, no doubt about it. I’m really looking forward to future endeavors whether with the whole gang or even with one or two new ‘photo partners’ the next time hubby wants to hit the driving range and I want to prowl for opportunities to spark my imagination!

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    • Group dynamics are never predictable. I became aware of that when I performed in community theatre several years ago. Sometimes the crowd would laugh uproariously at the smallest things and then the next night, they would just sit on their hands!

  1. Nice photo, Julie. Congrats on joining a photo group. I have found them to be a treasure trove of photographic knowledge, tips and inspiration. Please share more of your group adventures on this site.

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